Manchester United player, Bruno Fernane, said he regretted having had a confrontation with Manchester City tactician, Pep Guardiola some time ago.
Bruno Fernandes, who had just been brought by Manchester United in the January 2020 winter transfer market, had indeed felt the heat of the Manchester Derby tension. Precisely at the week 29 Premier League match March 8, 2020 yesterday.
The match took place right before the competition was finally postponed due to Coronavirus Pandemic. Manchester United, who played as the hosts, managed to win with a landslide score of 2-0.
The match took place with a fairly high tension between the players of both camps. In fact, it was marked by a confrontation between Bruno Fernandes and the visitor team manager, Pep Guardiola.
In replays, the Portuguese midfielder appeared to perform gestures that asked the Spanish coach to remain silent on the sidelines. The gesture is related to Pep’s attitude when trying to stop the ball that the MU player wants to take.
After the match, the former Sporting Lisbon player again made the atmosphere worse.
“I respect Pep along with what he has won, and what he has done to football because he has changed some mentalities in the game,”
“However, at that time, he did not respect me and because of that he did not deserve respect from me on the field. But that doesn’t matter anymore. “What happened on the field, for me, is just the past,” Bruno Fernandes told Sky Sports.
However, in his latest statement, Bruno Fernandes actually claimed to regret attacking the former Barcelona coach. He felt that it would be better if he kept quiet without commenting.
“Like everything else in life, nothing is determined by what someone achieves or owns and wins. I curse myself because the best response is to remain silent and he is allowed to speak for himself, “Bruno Fernandes was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes himself performed brilliantly together with Manchester United since joining last summer. So far, the midfielder has worried three goals from 9 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils.